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Divine Lime Pie


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Serves 8 | Prep Time | Cook Time

Ingredients

Meringue Shell:
4 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup sugar
Filling:
4 egg yolks
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup fresh lime juice (2 to 3 limes) 1 cup chilled whipping cream
1 TB grated fresh lime peel
Whipped cream and lime peel for garnish


Meringue:


Preheat oven to 275 degrees.


Generously butter a 9-inch pie plate.


In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy.


Beat in sugar very slowly, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff and glossy, about 10 minutes. Pile into pie pan, pushing up around the sides. Bake for 1 hour.


Turn off oven, leaving pie in the oven with the door closed for 1 hour.


Remove from oven and let cool.


Filling:


Beat egg yolks until light and lemon-colored. Stir in salt, sugar and lime juice.


Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.


Cool completely.


In a chilled bowl, beat cream until stiff.


Fold in filling mixture and grated peel.


Pile into meringue shell and chill at least 4 hours.


Garnish with whipped cream and lime peel twists.


Pairs Well With


Notes

The Star of Texas Cookbook, p. 350

Serves 8

Wow, this sounds absolutely delicious! My DIL and I love key lime pie, this may become our new favorite! Thanks for posting.

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